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July 12, 2010 FindLaw.com Legal Commentary Newsletter

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

  • Appeals court rejects Pratt & Whitney jobs move
  • Six Flags cuts workforce, 3 top executives
  • Hiring Teenagers, Work Permits and Your Business
  • Talks could resume in SoCal port clerk strike
  • Schwarzenegger orders min wage for state workers
  • Greeks walk off job in general strike over reformsGreeks walk off job in general strike over reforms
  • Honeywell locks out union workers in labor dispute
  • French strike over plans to raise retirement age
  • Spanish Parliament to vote on labor reforms
  • British Airways gets agreement on pension funding
  • Minn. nurses approve second strike at 14 hospitals
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APPEALS COURT REJECTS PRATT & WHITNEY JOBS MOVE
(AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected a plan by jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney to move 1,000 jobs out of Connecticut. Read more...

SIX FLAGS CUTS WORKFORCE, 3 TOP EXECUTIVES
(AP) - Six Flags Entertainment Corp., the theme park operator that emerged from bankruptcy protection last month, said Monday that three park executives are leaving the company as part of recent layoffs that the company estimates will save it $16 million a year. Read more...

HIRING TEENAGERS, WORK PERMITS AND YOUR BUSINESS
(FindLaw's Free Enterprise) - The traditional summer season of hiring teenages is already upon us. Younger workers can be a great addition to a business - just imagine harnessing all that youthful energy. If small business owners have not finished their summer hiring or are looking to hire for after-school during the fall, there are special hiring considerations that can apply to minors. Read more...

TALKS COULD RESUME IN SOCAL PORT CLERK STRIKE
(AP) - A spokesman for the union that represents striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach says negotiators have agreed to restart talks with shippers and terminal operators soon. Read more...

SCHWARZENEGGER ORDERS MIN WAGE FOR STATE WORKERS
(AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget, but the state controller is refusing to comply. Read more...

GREEKS WALK OFF JOB IN GENERAL STRIKE OVER REFORMSGREEKS WALK OFF JOB IN GENERAL STRIKE OVER REFORMS
(AP) - Public services shut down across Greece Tuesday as workers walked off the job in a new nationwide general strike that disrupted public transport, left hospitals operating on emergency staff and pulled all news broadcasts off the air. Read more...

HONEYWELL LOCKS OUT UNION WORKERS IN LABOR DISPUTE
(AP) - A southern Illinois plant that makes nuclear fuel has locked out its union workers over a labor dispute. Read more...

FRENCH STRIKE OVER PLANS TO RAISE RETIREMENT AGE
(AP) - Many French trains stood still, schoolchildren played instead of studied and post offices were shuttered as workers nationwide went on strike Thursday to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age to 62. Read more...

SPANISH PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON LABOR REFORMS
(AP) - Spanish parliamentarians were to vote Tuesday on labor market reforms the government says are crucial to bringing down the country's soaring 20 percent unemployment rate. Read more...

BRITISH AIRWAYS GETS AGREEMENT ON PENSION FUNDING
(AP) - British Airways said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with pension trustees on a plan to close deficits, a deal designed to resolve a key issue in a proposed merger with Spanish airline Iberia. Read more...

MINN. NURSES APPROVE SECOND STRIKE AT 14 HOSPITALS
(AP) - Thousands of Minnesota nurses have voted to authorize another strike on 14 hospitals in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Read more...




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